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Opinion | Talks between farmers and Centre must begin at the earliest

India | Nov 28, 2020, 02:19 PM IST

With more than 50,000 farmers assembled at the Haryana-Delhi border, and many more farmers on their way from Punjab, UP and Haryana to the national capital, the situation has now become tense.

Opinion | How politicians, middlemen are misguiding farmers

Opinion | How politicians, middlemen are misguiding farmers

India | Nov 27, 2020, 01:58 PM IST

Water cannons, tear gas were used to stop farmers at the Haryana-Punjab border near Ambala, but the protesters removed iron barricades, cement barriers, piles of sandbags and even deflated tyres of trucks lined up to stop the protesters marching towards Delhi.

Opinion | Delhi riots: Conspiracy to defame India during Trump visit

Opinion | Delhi riots: Conspiracy to defame India during Trump visit

India | Nov 26, 2020, 03:06 PM IST

In its 200-page supplementary charge sheet, Delhi Police has alleged that JNU student leader Umar Khalid “had remotely controlled” the riots in N.E. Delhi that killed 53 people.

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Opinion | Corona pandemic: How Modi’s timely action saved millions of lives

India | Nov 25, 2020, 02:35 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday made it clear that the government will follow the advice of scientists and regulators on the issue of timing and choice of Covid-19 vaccine, and, as of now, no single vaccine candidate has been finalized. 

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Opinion | Vaccine is coming: Till then, follow Covid norms

India | Nov 24, 2020, 01:51 PM IST

Named Covishield, it will be available in the market at Rs 500-600 per dose and at Rs 220-300 for the government. Every person is required to take two doses of the vaccine, which is 70 per cent effective. 

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Opinion | Modi’s courage has changed how we respond to Pakistan terror attacks

India | Nov 21, 2020, 12:44 PM IST

The review meeting with top security brass was attended by Home Minister Amit Shah, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, foreign secretary, Intelligence Bureau director and RAW chief. Intelligence sources say that our operatives had intercepted conversations between the four slain terrorists and their Pakistani handlers across the border.

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Opinion | Pakistan’s plot foiled: Salute to our intelligence agencies

India | Nov 20, 2020, 10:29 AM IST

The Pakistani terrorists had planned to carry out a major strike and had come prepared with a huge cache of weapons and ammunitions, but they were eliminated before the break of dawn by our valiant jawans. In the three-hour shootout, two police jawans were injured. 

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Opinion | Covid situation in Delhi is explosive, let us fight this pandemic unitedly

India | Nov 19, 2020, 12:59 PM IST

Delhi recorded its highest daily Covid death toll of 131 on Wednesday, taking the total to 7,943 deaths. The total number of Covid cases in the capital crossed five lakhs and is presently at 5,03,084. 

Opinion | A word of caution to Delhites: please stick to Covid guidelines

Opinion | A word of caution to Delhiites: please stick to Covid guidelines

India | Nov 18, 2020, 04:37 PM IST

At the outset, let me caution all of you that if we continue to defy Covid protocol, a situation may develop where lockdown may be enforced again in Delhi. The present situation is such that lockdown may become a necessity. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has clearly said that if people do not stop crowding market places, lockdown in crowded markets may be enforced soon.

Opinion | How BJP is grooming its Bihar leadership for 2025

Opinion | How BJP is grooming its Bihar leadership for 2025

India | Nov 17, 2020, 04:23 PM IST

Nitish Kumar took oath for the seventh time as Bihar chief minister on Monday. Twelve other ministers, five each from BJP and Janata Dal (United) and one each from smaller allies, HAM and VIP, took oath at a swearing-in ceremony in Patna.

Opinion | Modi to JNU students: Put national interest above ideology

Opinion | Modi to JNU students: Put national interest above ideology

India | Nov 13, 2020, 01:07 PM IST

While unveiling a 13-feet tall statue of Swami Vivekananda at the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told students why they should put national interest above ideology.

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Opinion | People have realized the true meaning of ‘Modi Hai Toh Mumkin Hai’

India | Nov 12, 2020, 01:51 PM IST

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party celebrated its electoral success in Bihar and other states by holding a thanksgiving event at the party headquarters on Wednesday attended by top leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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Opinion: How Modi weaved his magic over Bihar voters

India | Nov 11, 2020, 12:58 PM IST

The people of Bihar have given their final verdict. Results of all byelections in other states have also come. One thing is crystal clear now. The BJP has scored magnificent wins in most of the states. I can sum up in a single sentence: the people of India have once again reposed their confidence in Prime Minister Modi’s leadership.

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Opinion | My appeal to all: Do not ignore Covid risks, wear masks, avoid crowded places

India | Nov 07, 2020, 02:12 PM IST

The national capital Delhi on Friday recorded the largest number of new Covid cases at 7,178, with 64 deaths reported in the last 24 hours. Delhi is now on top of the Covid tally across India pushing Kerala (7,002) to second position. 

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Opinion | A politically unstable America is not in the interest of world peace and security

India | Nov 06, 2020, 04:39 PM IST

The whole world is witnessing a photo-finish contest between the two US presidential contenders – Donald Trump and Joe Biden – with chances of scales tilting in Biden’s favour. 

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Opinion | World must unite to fight Islamic terror

India | Nov 04, 2020, 04:04 PM IST

Even as Islamic bigots were carrying out dastardly terror attacks on innocent people in France, another bigot from Macedonia, claiming himself to be an Islamic State sympathizer, attacked people near a synagogue in Vienna, the Austrian capital on Monday evening.

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Opinion | Double Faced Pakistan: Attacks on Hindus and Temples

India | Nov 03, 2020, 01:33 PM IST

A huge mob of Muslim bigots attacked the Sheetal temple in Bhimpura area of Karachi on Sunday night, vandalized the premises, broke idols of Hindu gods Lord Shiva and Ganesh, and within minutes turned the place of worship into a wreck. 

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Opinion: Why Muslims should condemn beheading by jihadists in France

India | Nov 03, 2020, 01:33 PM IST

Tens of thousands of Muslims in India took part in protests against French President Emmanuel Macron after Friday prayers. Hundreds of them beat posters of Macron with shoes to express their resentment.

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Opinion | Pulwama, Abhinandan secrets are out: Pakistan is scared of Modi

India | Oct 30, 2020, 02:16 PM IST

The secrets are out. Pakistani leader Ayaz Sadiq has revealed that his country fears Modi. Prime Minister Imran Khan and Army Chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa were worried that if they did not release Wing Commander Abhinandan, India would attack Pakistan.

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Opinion | Bihar elections: Modi the game changer

India | Oct 29, 2020, 01:08 PM IST

Even as brisk voting was in progress for 71 assembly seats in Bihar on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his speeches at three rallies in Muzaffarpur, Patna and Darbhanga hit out at RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav.

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Opinion | Nikita murder case: Killers must be given swift, exemplary punishment

India | Oct 28, 2020, 02:17 PM IST

The daylight murder of a girl in Ballabhgarh near Faridabad in Haryana has caused nationwide outrage after the 23-second CCTV footage of the shooting at point-blank range by the stalker named Tauseef was circulated on social media. 

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Opinion | Burning of PM’s effigy as Ravana: Who directed this drama?

India | Oct 27, 2020, 01:27 PM IST

On Sunday, during Dussehra festivities, effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi were set on fire by farmers  in several parts of Punjab and Haryana. 

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Opinion | Bihar elections: All eyes are on Modi

India | Oct 24, 2020, 01:48 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit the election campaign trail in Bihar on Friday and appealed to people not to forget the bravery of Bihar Regiment jawans who gallantly fought Chinese troops at Galwan valley in Ladakh. 

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Opinion | Free Covid vaccine: Much ado about nothing

India | Oct 23, 2020, 01:56 PM IST

The Centre has already indicated that the Covid vaccine would be available early next year, as the stage three trial data for Astra Zeneca candidate vaccine are expected to be ready for scrutiny by end of November or early December.

OPINION | Bihar polls: Nitish Kumar, a liability for NDA campaign

Opinion | Bihar polls: Nitish Kumar, a liability for NDA campaign

India | Oct 22, 2020, 02:07 PM IST

Senior BJP leaders in Bihar have already begun to sense the mood of the voters, who are eager for change this time. Nitish Kumar ruled for 15 years in Bihar, first in alliance with the BJP, then joined Mahagathbandhan, and later walked out to forge alliance with the BJP again.  

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Opinion | Covid-19: Why Modi asked people not to be careless

India | Oct 21, 2020, 12:33 PM IST

In an impassionate appeal to people with folded hands, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked people not to be careless during the festive season, wear masks in public places and practice social distancing. 

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Opinion | COVID pandemic: A dangerous cocktail of politics and devotion

India | Oct 20, 2020, 01:34 PM IST

On Monday, even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi was speaking about how India achieved one of the highest Covid recovery rates of 88 per cent and the nation was now witnessing a gradual decline in the number of daily fresh Covid cases, huge crowds were attending election rallies of political leaders in Bihar.

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Opinion | Our Armed Forces: Professional and Compassionate

India | Oct 17, 2020, 02:01 PM IST

The Army on Friday released a dramatic video in which a terrorist in Chadoora near Budgam in Kashmir valley was seen surrendering to security forces during an encounter. The terrorist, Jahangir Ahmed Bhat had joined a terror outfit recently. 

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Opinion | Deluge in Hyderabad: Who is responsible?

India | Oct 16, 2020, 12:43 PM IST

Ten more bodies were fished out from waterlogged localities of Hyderabad on Thursday, taking the death toll in recent rains and flood in Telangana to 50. For nearly three days, power and water supply to most of the localities of this twin city have been cut off leaving thousands of residents struggling to get drinking water.

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Opinion | How a DM in UP saved farmers from being fleeced by private traders

India | Oct 15, 2020, 12:06 PM IST

The farmers had complained to the DM that ‘dictatorial conditions’ were prevailing at the state procurement centres of Karmachari Kalyan Nigam (KKN), UP Co-operative Union (UPCU) and UP Cooperative Federation (PCF), where the officers-in-charge were refusing to procure paddy on the false pretext of excess moisture in paddy.

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Opinion | If Kashi, Mathura temples can reopen, why not in Maharashtra?

India | Oct 14, 2020, 01:36 PM IST

Places of worship in Maharashtra have remained closed since the last week of March when the lockdown was enforced across the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Opinion | Farooq should withdraw his remark on seeking China’s help

India | Oct 13, 2020, 12:52 PM IST

Farooq Abdullah is currently a Member of Parliament from Srinagar and he has taken oath in the name of the Indian Constitution. On one hand, he accepts the supremacy of the Indian Parliament, which had unanimously passed a resolution to abrogate Article 370, and on the other hand, he is making statements challenging the Indian state and Parliament.

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Ram Vilas Paswan: A mass leader

India | Oct 09, 2020, 06:38 PM IST

The death of Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan has caused a big void in Bihar politics. Paswan passed away on Thursday evening in a Delhi hospital following a heart surgery that he underwent recently.

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OPINION | Sordid: BMC’s death traps for Mumbaikars

India | Oct 07, 2020, 02:02 PM IST

On Saturday (October 3) evening, it was raining heavily in Mumbai and there was waterlogging in many localities. A 32-year-old housewife, Sheetal Bhanushali, stepped out of her home in Ashapura society in Shivaji Nagar near Ghatkopar to collect ‘atta’(flour) from a nearby flour mill. 

Opinion | Hathras case: Let the CBI and courts do their job

Opinion | Hathras case: Let the CBI and courts do their job

India | Oct 06, 2020, 04:05 PM IST

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the UP government to come up with an affidavit stipulating a witness protection plan for the Hathras victim’s family and other witnesses in the gruesome gangrape-murder case.

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Opinion | Hathras rape: Yogi must win the trust of victim’s family

India | Oct 03, 2020, 01:26 PM IST

The UP government on Saturday morning lifted the ban on the entry of media personnel inside the gang-rape victim’s village near Hathras. In view of Section 144 prohibitory orders in the village, not more than five mediapersons will be allowed to gather at a single place, the local SDM Prem Prakash Meena said.